San Antonio Taiwanese comfort food spot Wei Chow has closed
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by Nina Rangel
14h ago
Less than a year after opening, Northwest San Antonio Taiwanese comfort food spot Wei Chow has closed. The business' owners shared the news Wednesday on Facebook, saying staffing issues led them to throw in the towel. "After much consideration and with a heavy heart, we've decided to close down Wei Chow effective immediately," the post reads ..read more
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Austin nightclub Barbarella plans April 18-20 opening bash for San Antonio location
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by Nina Rangel
14h ago
Austin-based nightclub Barbarella, named for the sexy 1968 science fiction movie starring a young Jane Fonda, will launch its San Antonio satellite the weekend of April 18-20, according to a Wednesday post on its social media accounts. Though the Alamo City Barbarella, 2211 San Pedro Ave.,  has been in quiet operation for about two weeks, the owners said they'll make its big unveiling with a weekend-long party that will include drink specials, dance-worthy tunes and more. In addition to its Austin flagship and the new 2-1-0 spot, Barbarella runs a third club in Houston ..read more
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San Antonio restaurant El Sabrosito temporarily closes after being hit by vehicle
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by Nina Rangel
2d ago
El Sabrosito, a longtime Mexican restaurant near Judson High School, has temporarily closed after being struck by a vehicle, according to its owners. "We are deeply sorry to inform you that due to an unfortunate accident where a vehicle collided with the side of our building, we will be temporarily closed," an April 10 Facebook post from the business said. "Our team is working diligently to get inspectors in and restore the building to its operational state ..read more
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San Antonio favorite Guillermo’s makes 'strategic decision' to declare bankruptcy
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by Nina Rangel
2d ago
San Antonio Italian mini-chain Guillermo’s has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, a "strategic decision" that will allow it to stay in operation, the San Antonio Business Journal reports, citing company ownership. The move will allow Guillermo’s to pay off debts while avoiding the closure of both its locations, Guillermo’s President William Garza told the publication. The original Guillermo's, located at 618 McCullough Ave., has served Italian American fare to downtown San Antonio diners since 1995 ..read more
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Boerne's Dog & Pony Grill will close at the end of April
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by Nina Rangel
3d ago
Boerne's Dog & Pony Grill will shut down at the end of the month due to an impasse with its landlord, the owner of the family friendly restaurant confirmed Tuesday. Managing partner Joey Boatright told the Current that Dog & Pony's operating team couldn't come to an agreement with the landlord over a lease renewal for its space at 1481 S. Main St. However, he said fans can expect a new dining concept to take over the location in coming months.  "We certainly hope the new tenants will follow the same ethos we did, which really was about supporting local small businesses and t ..read more
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FatHead Pizza now open in downtown San Antonio's former Kimura space
San Antonio Current » Food & Drink
by Nina Rangel
3d ago
A new pizzeria is promising to transplant a slice of New York into downtown San Antonio. FatHead Pizza opened Tuesday in at 152 E. Pecan Street, Suite 101, the space. that previously housed ramen shop Kimura ..read more
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San Diego-based Barrio Dogg now serving 'Chicano comfort food' in San Antonio's Southtown
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by Nina Rangel
3d ago
San Diego-based Barrio Dogg, a purveyor of "Chicano comfort food," is branching out from its Southern California roots into a newly opened spot in Southtown. The business, known for its specialty hot dogs, has taken over the space at 620 S. Presa St. that previously housed vegetarian haven Señor Veggie, according to an Instagram post. The owners said they're operating in a soft-opening capacity and will hold a May 5 grand opening ..read more
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Woo Ri TeaHouse now serving Korean food, boba on San Antonio's Broadway corridor
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by Nina Rangel
4d ago
A new tenant of south-of-Alamo Heights landmark The Boardwalk on Broadway is now serving up Korean fare along with boba tea. Woo Ri TeaHouse took over the spot at 4009 Broadway that formerly housed Jujuice Cold Pressed Juicery and held a late-March grand opening, according to an Instagram post from the business. The quaint spot serves up Korean staples such as bibimbap — seasoned rice topped with a melange of vegetables, bulgogi and fried egg — along with  kimchi fried rice and vegan and vegetarian dishes ..read more
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Arizona-based Italian restaurant chain The Sicilian Butcher expanding into San Antonio
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by Nina Rangel
4d ago
Arizona-based Italian restaurant chain The Sicilian Butcher is sharpening its knives to compete in the San Antonio market, MySA reports. The business — one of several concepts headed by chef and restaurateur Joey Maggiore — didn't reveal a grand opening date and location to the news site other than to say the eatery will make its debut this year. Hash Kitchen, another of Maggiore's concept also is headed to the Alamo City in coming months ..read more
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San Antonio chef Jason Dady launches Boerne branch of Tre Trattoria brand
San Antonio Current » Food & Drink
by Nina Rangel
6d ago
High-profile San Antonio chef Jason Dady has launched a Boerne branch of his longtime Italian concept Tre Trattoria, he revealed in a Friday Facebook post. Dady's Tre Pizzeria is serving up cast-iron flatbread pizzas along with pastas, pulled mozzarella, spritzes and frozen Italian margaritas in a soft opening capacity this weekend. The eatery will make its full debut  Thursday, April 11, he noted ..read more
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